Olympia Beauty 2015 Haul

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Hello Beauties! I hope you're all well and the beginning of the week has been kind to you. I've spent my week so far doing some Christmas planning which has sent me straight into the festive mood, I now can't wait for it to be Christmas, even if that is a little premature! Anyway, in yesterday's post I mentioned that I spend my Sunday at Olympia Beauty along with what seems like half of the beauty blogging community (although I didn't actually meet any of them!), and some of you mentioned on twitter that you'd like to see a haul. I was actually quite sensible this year and didn't go too crazy, as I didn't think the discounts were that good. However, it's so easy to get sucked in at these shows and just buy things for the hell of it, and there were a couple of brands I knew I really wanted to visit. 

One of the brands I had my eyes on was NYX. We can get NYX here in the UK, but it's always sold out online and you can't see the colours for yourself so I decided to take advantage of the fact that NYX had a stall at Olympia Beauty and pick up a few bits that I'd had my eye on for a while. They didn't have everything that I wanted (I really wanted some blushers and single shadows) but they had a nice selection and a lot of their 'hero' products in store. I firstly decided to pick up their HD Concealer, as I'm currently scraping what's left out of my current concealer so it was definitely time for a new one. I've only used this once, but so far I love it. The colour match is brilliant and it stays put all day. 

While I was at NYX I also managed to pick up a couple of their Butter Glosses. I already owned Elcair and Apple Strudel thanks to my lovely friend Alyson, and as I love them so much I decided to pick up a few more colours - Vanilla Cream Pie and Maple Blondie. When I got home I realised how similar they were to the two shades I already owned, but I guess that just goes to show how brilliant Alyson was at picking colours for me! Sticking on the lip theme, I also picked up two lip liners in Flower and Tangerine, as I'd heard that they were comparable to MAC. I haven't tested these out yet, but I'll report back when I've decided if that is the case. 

The last two things I picked up from NYX were some of their pearl pigments. I'm a big fan of MAC pigments, however they're so expensive and you get so much product - more than I'll ever use. So when I saw these dinky little pigments I couldn't resist picking up a few, especially for the bargain price of £3.50! I picked up Nude and Mocha, two stunning neutral shades, as I thought that these would be great for days when I'm feeling lazy as they're super pigmented and stunning when worn alone. The smaller size is much better for me too, as I actually have a hope of finishing these instead of having them sitting in my draw for ages. 

The next brand that I really wanted to see at the show was Benefit. I love their products and will take any opportunity for a bit of a discount, so couldn't miss out this time. I was a little disappointed that their discount was only 10% (something that I could have just gotten in John Lewis) and that they barely had any of their regular products there (I wanted to pick up some of their boxed blushers and the Big Easy), however they did reveal their christmas collection at the show which I did find interesting. Most of their Christmas sets didn't appeal to me this year as I really hate the neon packaging, but I really couldn't resist their Real Cheeky set. I unfortunately missed out on last years cheek set, so I knew I couldn't miss the chance to pick it up on 10% off. I won't say too much on this as I'll be posting a review later in the week, but I'm sure you can see from the photo that it's stunning. 

Lastly, I paid a little visit to Crown Brush. The Crown Brush stand was really busy when I got there but I did manage to pick up a fluffy blending brush (which is an amazing dupe for the Sigma E35) and a small angled brush which I am planning on using as an eyeliner brush. Unfortunately neither brush has the names printed on so I can't share these with you, but if you're looking for good quality brushes at low prices, I'd definitely recommend checking Crown Brush out. 

I did also pick up an anti-ageing Elemis gift set for my Mum's birthday while I was at Olympia Beauty, but I haven't photographed that as she doesn't know which set I've bought her yet! 

What did you think of my haul?

Lots of Love,

Becky xo


  1. im not a massive fan of their concealer to be honest, but hopefully it works well on you! I got the pigment shadows too and the benefit kit is so cute! I got the Pump up the party one :)

    I soooo regret not having a look at the Crown Brush stand too much :(

    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

  2. The NYX concealer is one of my favourites! I got the Benefit blush set last year so don't need this one but it has got so much use this last year it's great!

    Danielle's Beauty Blog

  3. Benefit have some amazing gift sets out at the moment, lovely haul! x
    Emma | Emmys Beauty Cave

  4. Love the look of the Benefit Real Cheeky set, I think Benefit do great gift sets & make up kits!

    Laura | lauzylouu

  5. You've picked up some lovely things, the cheek set from Benefit looks so lovely but so similar to last years which I'm so happy to have picked up!
    Jodie, xo // Jodie Loue

  6. I recently bought the Benefit set, just like you I missed the last year one and I love it :) x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

  7. Great haul! The benefit palette looks so cute!

    A Little Dose of Makeup

  8. Oh my gosh, I am thinking about Christmas too. I love that time of year! These products look totally gorgeous! I really want to try NYX makeup.

  9. This is such a lovely haul. I haven't tried Nyx yet and I'm curious that how it performs. Can't wait to try it's lip creams.

    Chaste & Beautiful

  10. I was hoping to get to Olympia Beauty this year but I ended up having 3 clients in (which hardly ever happens). Excellent haul though!


  11. I absolutely love NYX Butter glosses, I have five shades and I definitely want more! I haven't tried any of their lip pencils but if they are nice as the Mac ones, but cheaper I'm in!
    xxx Claire

  12. I love Nyx but you're right, it's always sold out.
    Great haul, shame I had to skip this event but hopefully we'll meet soon :)

    Creepers & Cupcakes

  13. I need to try the nyx butter glosses and I can't wait to pick up that benefit cheek palette because I missed last year and this seems like a great value.

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale |

  14. I know what you mean, every time I've tried to get something from NYX it's either out of stock or I can't find it at all in the UK :(


  15. I do love NYX butter glosses and one of my most used lipsticks is from NYX. I can't wait to hit up the US stores in January and stock up.

    Victoria x

  16. So gutted I didn't bump into you, but looks like you picked up some bargains. You braved Nyx eh, the queue scared me off!!

    Sophie x


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